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Benjamin Laskin

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  • The Forgotten Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Amity Shlaes
    • Narrated By Terence Aselford
    Overall
    (485)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (161)

    It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. Rejecting the old emphasis on the New Deal, she turns to the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how they helped establish the steadfast character we developed as a nation.

    Ray says: "One of the Best Books On the Subject"
    "Antidote for Our Collective Amnesia"
    Overall

    Ms Shlaes' 'Forgotten Man' is as forgotten today as back then, and in greater numbers than ever. Regrettably, fewer and fewer people are alive today to recall the great depression for the rest of us, and so this book is the best antidote to our collective amnesia.

    The Forgotten Man is exceedingly fair and balanced, and to my mind neither political party comes off well, well-intentioned though they may have been.

    Don't let those who snubbingly call the book "revisionist' fool you. It is history, plain and simple, only history that most Americans alive today neither recall nor wish to recall. The intellectual elite of the past are the same as those we have experimenting on us today. Only, back then they didn't have a great depression to learn from, making inexcusable the actions of today's brain trusts.

    The numerous biographical sketches bring the times alive and making the book a double winner, both an excellent collection of fascinating biography as well as history.

    I found the book a very quick listen, and now every headline I read in the paper, every piece of legislation that is passed, and all the exact same rhetoric we hear our leaders exhort takes on a whole new meaning.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Healing Back Pain

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John E. Sarno
    • Narrated By John E. Sarno
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno describes how patients recognize the emotional roots of their back pain and sever the connections between mental and physical pain - and how, just by listening to this program, you may start recovering from back pain today!

    Sandeep says: "life takes a u-turn"
    "The real deal"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend Dr. Sarno and his work to anyone who suffers chronic pain of any kind.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Healing Back Pain?

    A number of the case examples strike to the core. His explanation of TMS, and how it works is very clear.


    What about John E. Sarno???s performance did you like?

    That it is Dr. Sarno himself who reads the book that really makes it good. He has a kind but authoritative voice, and his concern for his patients is obvious.


    Any additional comments?

    I suggest listening to the book in conjunction with reading his other book, 'The Mind-Body Prescription'. As soon as you accept the truth of what he is saying, you will be free of pain. It worked for me after 20 years and having tried everything else.

    I understand why some reviewers are skeptical, but they don't seem to grasp the basic concept, that it is the KNOWLEDGE of TMS that breaks the pain chain. Once you 'get it' you are free.

    I recommend you keep a journal and really drill down into all the things that cause you anger, resentment, stress, and anxiety. Do so while keeping in mind the personality traits that often lend themselves to TMS. You'll be surprised how much gunk bubbles up. As you do this while considering everything Dr. Sarno speaks about, at some point the nickel drops, and you're home free.

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